WJER Radio and Parkway Nissan want to send you to see the Tribe!
Tune in the week of July 28th during the Morgan in the Morning show and listen for your chance to call in and win a four-pack of tickets to see the Cleveland Indians take on the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday, August 5th at 7:05 p.m., which is Dollar Dog Night at Progressive Field!
Watch for Parkway Nissan’s new showroom coming soon! See full details at www.iloveparkway.com.
Wingfoot One has been selected as the name for The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company’s newest airship.
Wingfoot One was selected from nearly 15,000 names submitted in an online public contest. A panel narrowed submissions to 10 finalists before public voting determined the name of the newest addition to the Goodyear fleet of airships.
With nearly 35% of the public vote, Wingfoot One received the most votes of the 10 finalists and will take its place in Goodyear airship history as the name connected with the first of a new generation of state-of-the-art airships.
Wingfoot One was submitted by Akron resident Charlotte White, who will receive a day of activities with Wingfoot One. The other nine finalists who submitted names will receive a set of Goodyear tires.
“Seventy six years of living in Akron and I never got to ride on the blimp,” said White, whose stepfather retired from Goodyear. “I'm just thrilled to win the contest. I never thought it could happen. I can't wait to ride it.”
Goodyear’s use of the Wingfoot trademark dates back to 1901 when the company first used it in advertising to promote the launch of its new Straight Side tire. Inspired by a statue of the Roman god Mercury in his home, Goodyear co-founder Frank Seiberling conceived of the idea of using the Wingfoot trade mark as a symbol of the company’s global ambitions.
The new blimp is in the final stages of flight testing and will be officially christened in a ceremony to be held next month. After the christening, Wingfoot One will travel the United States and take its place as a fixture over the country’s biggest sporting, news, and entertainment events.
WJER has a special relationship with the Goodyear blimp, as our Amy Smith flew over Tuscarawas County in the Spirit of Akron in 2010, broadcasting live to the community. Goodyear gave a WJER listener a blimp ride, as well as a blimp ride donation for auction by the Muskingum Lakes Chapter of the American Red Cross, purchased by Dr. Kurt Garren. Everyone at WJER congratulates Goodyear on the new airship, and we wish Charlotte White the ride of her life!
Pictured above: Charlotte White received a surprise visit at her home in Akron, OH from the new
Goodyear Blimp and Doug Grassian, Senior Manager of Airship Communications at
Goodyear, announcing her name submission of “Wingfoot One” as the new name for
the Goodyear Blimp.
Photo 2: Woody Hayes Quaker Stadium as photographed by WJER's Amy Smith from Goodyear airship "The Spirit of Akron" in 2010.
The Lions Clubs of Dover are kicking off their 5th Annual "Summer in the Park" concert series, which takes place on selected Thursday evenings throughout the summer at the Dover City Park Amphitheater. All performances begin at 7:00 p.m. and are FREE to attend! And if you get hungry during the performances, you can purchase snacks from the Dover Lions food stand.
Mark your calendars and be sure to bring your friends and family to the great performances on the schedule this season:
July 24th - Stockdale Family Band
August 7th - Ron Retzer
August 21st - Phil-n-the-Blanks
Since 1970, the people of Tuscarawas County have come together to help children in need begin a new school year with new school clothing. Dress A Child is committed to serving the children living in poverty in Tuscarawas County. Their mission is to provide children in grades K-12 whose families fall below the Federal Poverty Guideline with new school clothing. 100% of all donations go towards clothing vouchers for the children. Parents are given a voucher from Dress A Child, not cash or a check, which is redeemable at participating stores.
If you would like to help with this year's Dress A Child program, consider one of the following ways to contribute:
* Make a cash donation. Mail your check, made payable to Dress A Child, to 4447 Swonger Road NW, Dover, OH 44622. Donations received by July 30th will be included in the 2014 voucher amount.
* Volunteer to help with shopping. Shopping will occur during the first week of August. If interested in volunteering, call Beth at 330-365-1307.
Make a difference in the lives of local children by helping Dress A Child!
It's time once again for the Grand Slam contest! For each Cleveland Indians game, we will choose one contestant. If the Tribe hits a grand slam during the game, our contestant for that day will be entered into a drawing to win $500 courtesy of First Federal Community Bank. Even if the Indians don't hit a grand slam, our contestant will still receive four FREE small beverages off of the McCafé menu at any McDonald's in Tuscarawas County. At the end of the season, we will draw one name from all the contestants who had grand slams during "their" games and award the $500!
Contestants who had grand slams during their game:
Beverly Rieger of Strasburg (grand slam by Nick Swisher on June 19th)
Be sure to register at any First Federal Community Bank location, any of the Parkway Auto Dealerships on Commercial Parkway in Dover, or right here at WJER Radio for your chance to win. Tune in to 1450 WJER to catch all the Cleveland Indians action this season!
Click "Read More" for official rules and details.